I have some Xanax from an old prescription. Would they still have any effect?
Alprazolam - Do expired Xanax have any effects on anxiety?
Question posted by anonymous36 on 28 April 2011
Last updated on 3 April 2012 by Anonymous
once again from personal experience; with benzos; xanax in particular the fresher the better. im not sure; but somewhere, i read 2 years is the shelf life of benzos; but if you have an old one i can give you a real scientific breakdown of the diff between it and one from this months batch?(with a chemistry teacher friend; not trying to swap pills) id be willing to bet its all in your brain; if i gave you a sugar pill and said it was a 4bar youd be drooling b4 the real med would have taken effect(just a guess; not meaning u as u; rather the community). i have an excuse; my brain is broken thanks to drugs; my goal is to keep anyone else or their child from having to walk a mile in my sandals. God bless
there have been other opinions here, if it says it's outdates on the bottle my pharmacist says not to use it, as Mary says CVS puts the date that clearly says discard after... I can atest to that! date filled then discard after
I jusst dont feel they work as well when they r old.even when i get them from the pharmacy ,i can tell when they rnt fresh... this irrates me to no end cause ill take more than i need thenn they creap up on you..r they very old?if they r 6 months then id say yes go ahead.
One of the things that I know well is that if the date on your bottle is not current then you should not be taking this medication. I have a friend who just came out of pharmacy schooling he says that the store orders the medication and if it isn't totally used up and you turn back to use the drug and it is not clearly safe to use outdated medications no matter the drug, I wish you the very best above all I want you to be safe
If they are less than a year old, they should still have an effect on the anxiety.
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